UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
22-09-2006 19:40The government's sell-off/closure programme within the National Health Service is becoming more widespread, but so is public anger and worker resistance.
22-09-2006 13:11Well almost, Lord Justice Moses, hearing the appeal against sentence of 10 people who blockaded trains taking delegates to the DSEI arms fair in London stated that every one of them had given considerable public voluntary service to the community.
Sunday October 1, 2006, 12.30pm-6.30 pm
Limehouse Town Hall,
646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA
22-09-2006 10:34British companies are profiting from masacres, human rights abuses and environmental destruction in the most blood-soaked country in the Western hemesphere.
21-09-2006 21:36A week has past since the forcible eviction of the occupiers of the so-called Cottage of Content. With no official word from Birmingham City Council, the buildings’ future function looks uncertain.
21-09-2006 16:41Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group has issued an urgent call for people to denounce the repression in Oaxaca, Mexico. A mass social movement is demanding the resignation of the State Governor in this southern Mexican state. At least six activists have recently been shot dead, as each night barricades go up on the streets of Oaxaca City.
21-09-2006 14:55A well-known method of subjugation utilised by conquerors and rulers alike is, “divide and conquer”; this strategy applies equally in times of war and peace. It may surprise many but this method remains the principal means of social control in today’s western societies. The primary divisive structure today is the (separate, ‘closed-door’) nuclear family and the principal divided unit is the psychically isolated, competitive individual. [It should be noted that the ‘individual’, as distinct from the group, is a relatively recent social creation.]
This what it looks like now ..... It's monsterous.
If the expansion had gone ahead [or still might, if WRG appeal and are successful] it would have looked even uglier.
21-09-2006 13:13The working class is waking up to the harsh reality of New Labour’s plans
to privatise the NHS and is getting angrier and more militant by the day.
Despite record spending (on consultants!), NHS Trusts are cutting staff and beds to pay for corrupt and stupid PFI deals that will leave them with billions of pounds of debts to line the pockets of capitalist fat cats.
21-09-2006 13:05The Camp for Climate Action was just the beginning!
21-09-2006 13:01Where next for climate activism in London? Second Camp for Climate Action follow-up meeting, Tuesday, September 26, 7 PM at RampART
21-09-2006 10:28Gay human rights group Outrage! are joining an NUS-LGBT protest the on-going persecution of lgbt people in Uganda. Fri 22nd 4pm.
20-09-2006 21:44Yesterday morning it was revealed that Liverpool prison officers had voted to go on strike over a below inflation pay offer and changes to their working practices. But last night it was announced that the strike had been cancelled!